Eighth graders currently have work on view in the Terrace Gallery at Black Rock Center for the Arts . Throughout the course of the year, students developed a portfolio of work ranging from painting to drawing, sculpture, and conceptual art. A jury of three selected work from each students’ portfolio to be included in the exhibition. The same jury awarded prizes in a variety of categories.
An important part of this year long process is teaching students how to photograph and write about their work, as well as to curate and install each artwork. Students worked in small groups, deciding on placement, and sharing in the task of hanging the work.
It is wonderful to provide students with the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting and I am incredibly proud of how well they worked together in making this exhibition a success.